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Posted July 07, 2015 - 01:15 PM

I have a flag pole out now. The 4th coming up got me thinking again. Rigged a pole for the weekend, but wanted something better. I don't care for the pole kits you see at Wally World and such. Too short and close to the house. I made this out of chain link top rail. The pole is nearly 10' tall. Cut a short piece at 60° and welded it to a 1/4" plate with holes drilled to attach. Painted it up in Gloss White and looks pretty good.

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I have some flowers I planted coming up, Zinnia's. And my Mums have started blooming. The Yellow always come first.

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The holes and greenery laying on the ground are where the squirrels came to harvest the pecans they planted last fall!


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 01:26 PM

Nice job on the flag pole.  Really gets the wheels turning.  :usa:  IMO, it's never too late for this!


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 01:51 PM

Been wanting one for a while, just had to 'noodle' it some to find the best solution.


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 02:28 PM

Looks great! Glad to see Old Glory flying high.                                                                                                                                                 Roger


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 02:51 PM

She's a Grand Ol' Flag!


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 03:24 PM

She's a Grand Ol' Flag!

But she needs a good pole!


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 03:29 PM

Looks good Kenny :thumbs:


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 06:26 PM

I like it. Nice job.



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Looks good. 

 

I had a similar setup on my old house.  I actually had to drill completely through the 6x6 post, and buy 3/8x7" bolts, heavy flat washers, and nuts to keep it from ripping down.  I tried a few lag bolts, and others, but they always bent around the head and would leave my flag pole limp.

 

My ex-wife loved putting out those goofy flags that had like welcome spring, happy easter, happy summer, holy crap its winter, ect printed on them.  She used to change them out a couple times a month.


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:50 PM

Looks good. 

 

I had a similar setup on my old house.  I actually had to drill completely through the 6x6 post, and buy 3/8x7" bolts, heavy flat washers, and nuts to keep it from ripping down.  I tried a few lag bolts, and others, but they always bent around the head and would leave my flag pole limp.

 

My ex-wife loved putting out those goofy flags that had like welcome spring, happy easter, happy summer, holy crap its winter, ect printed on them.  She used to change them out a couple times a month.

I'll see how this works! No missus here, so one flag does it all!






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